Formula 1 has no brake. Two weeks after the Championships' exciting end we're back on the track. As of tomorrow almost all the teams - except Toyota - will test at the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona, to start with the preparations for the upcoming season.
For Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro the two official testdrivers Luca Badoer and Marc Gene will be behind the wheel, using two F2008: a standard version, the one that won the Constructors' Title in Brazil, and a version with modified aerodynamics to simulate the downforce that cars will use in 2009. The test program includes reliability tests of the engine, the set up and the development of new components. The cars will not be fitted with the KERS, but one will simulate its load to analyze the car's behaviour. Obviously as of now slicks will be used.
The Scuderia will be on the track also on Thursday and Friday, when a very special driver will sit behind the F2008's wheel: Valentino Rossi.